12th Annual SOAZ Breakfast with Champions

2018 Breakfast with ChampionsThis morning members from our team attended the 12th annual Special Olympics Arizona’s  (SOAZ) Breakfast with Champions. The event took place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Special Olympics Arizona is a wonderful organization. I was humbled and honored to be part of their Breakfast with Champions.” -Kevin Rowe, Founder Lerner and Rowe Gives Back.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has been a corporate partner of SOAZ since June of 2016.

 

Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! – 2nd Annual Pink Out 5K

Pink Hair for Pink Out 5kThis passed Saturday members of our team went pink from their heads to their feet for the 2nd Annual Pink Out 5k. The event took place at Steele Indian School Park from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  It was a fun and festive way to give back and show our support of women and their families that have been effected by breast cancer!

Get to Know More About Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!

Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! is an eight-year-old, local 501(c)3 making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

They do this through educational and preventative programs, offering mammograms and free wigs. Now, since they have become a prominent figure in the breast cancer community, they focus on providing invaluable free programs to women across the state of Arizona.

 

 

2nd Annual #LovePup Family Fest Sponsors

Lerner and Rowe Help Homeless Pups Find Furever Homes

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has a serious case of puppy love for the #LovePup Foundation! As such, we’re proud sponsors of their 2nd Annual Family Fest in Mesa, Arizona. This family-friendly, adoption event is not something you’ll want to miss!

Check out the #LovePup Foundation’s website in advance to see furry companions currently waiting for their forever home. You can also read about the many success stories of adopted pups and their new families.

#LovePup Family Fest Details

In addition to potentially adopting a new four-legged member into your family, you’ll also be treated to a night of food, fun and live music!

Admission is free. Nonetheless, #LovePup shared they would appreciate donations to help offset costs associated with caring for the rescue dogs. Examples of items on their wish list include:

Sponsors of the 2nd Annual #LOVEPUP Family Fest

  • food;
  • treats;
  • collars;
  • leashes;
  • toys;
  • pee pads; and,
  • cleaning supplies.

Other #LovePup Family Fest details to keep in mind:

DATE: September 28th
TIME: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Vertuccio Farms (4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, 85212)

Make sure that you stop by our booth to say “hi” and grab a free swag item while they last!

 

Tucson & Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaways HUGE Success

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back hosted two Back to School Supplies Giveaways in the Phoenix & Tucson areas. Our primary goal with each of these events was to give back and focus on helping local school aged kids in need.

The turn out was bigger than we’ve seen before! At the Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaway there was close to a 1,000 people that turned out!

Walking the Walking & Talking the Talk

Kevin Rowe is very passionate about making a difference in Arizona communities. He had the following to share regarding the 2018 Back to School Supplies Giveaways, “We want give back and help families. We also want to help kids get through any obstacles they have so they have an opportunity to learn, get a great education and make something of themselves so they have a great life.”


Watch this video and see for yourself the awesome turnout for both events. You’ll also learn more about the founding of the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation:

 

Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open $5k Donation

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s $5,000 Donation to Benefit Arizona Humane Society

Heat Stroke Open
(8/15/18 Update) The location of the 5th Annual Heat Stroke Open has been moved to McCormick Ranch Golf Course in Scottsdale. Start time and golfer rules have not changed.


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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back founder Kevin Rowe stopped by Arizona radio station 98KUPD to drop off a $5,000 check for the 2018 Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open on August 25th at Talking Stick Resort.

Jim Holmberg shared his enthusiasm regarding the donation by commenting,”…with the Heat Stroke Open coming up on August 25th, this guy is dropping a check off for $5,000. Which will make this the biggest Heat Stroke Open donation to the Humane Society by far in any of the years we’ve done this.”

Holmberg also extended his appreciation for how Lerner and Rowe Gives Back teamed up with the radio station for the station’s annual Operation Hydration water drive. As part of that partnership, we’ve agreed to double any water donations the station receives in a collaborative effort to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s summer heat relief campaign. This partnership is in addition to our own water bottle collection drive.

Watch the video now for more details:


$1,000 Donation to Family of God Ministry’s 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway

3rd Annual Back to School - Family of God MinistryWe are thrilled to announce that over 2,000 disadvantaged school aged youth in Tucson and Phoenix showed up for our annual Lerner and Rowe Back to School events. Even with these two community events behind us, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation is still not through assisting Arizona students prepare for the upcoming school year.

In addition to our previous efforts, our foundation is giving another $1,000 to support the Family of God Ministry’s 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway.

This faith-based organization and their sponsors will distribute new backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear and uniforms to children in need on Saturday, August 4th from 8 AM to 11 AM at Azukar Coffee in Phoenix (7246 S. Central Ave, Phoenix 85042).

For more details about the Family of God Ministry’s Back to School Giveaway, please contact Christina Aguilar at (602) 319-2080.

Tucson Backpack & School Supply Giveaway

Tucson Back to School Giveaway 2018It’s almost time for the kids to head back to the classroom to hit the books. This can be a stressful time with mixed feelings from both parents and their children.

To help ease some of the back-to-school anxiety your family might be feeling, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is excited to announce our much anticipated Tucson Back to School Event and Giveaway!

We’ll be giving away 400 backpacks and school supplies that should help take some of the back-to-school shopping pressure off you.*

Come to the Back to School Giveaway in Tucson

Join us on July 24th at 2943 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, in the Pizza Hut parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will have pizza provided by Pizza Hut, as well as popcorn and cotton candy to fuel the fun!

Be sure to come early as supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come first-served basis while they last.

Please reach out to Cindy Ernst with any questions by calling 602-977-1900 or via email at [email protected].

 

*Backpacks, school supplies and food items will be handed out while supplies last.


$1500 Donation to Military Assistance Mission

MAM | Military Assistance MissionAt Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we proudly continue to show our support of Arizona military members and their families by donating $1,500 to the Military Assistance Mission (MAM) based out of Phoenix, Arizona. This organization shares our beliefs in giving back to those in need.

You can also show your support of the Military Assistance Mission through:

For more information about how to get involved and give back to MAM and the many supportive programs they offer, go to azmam.org.

Four Pets for Four Vets Donation Match

4 Pets for Vets Donor Sponsors

EXCITING UPDATE:

Kevin Rowe upped the ante by agreeing to give Soldier’s Best Friends a total of $8,500 to help bump the total funds raised for Veterans to just under $60k! 

The original amount Lerner and Rowe Gives Back planned to donate was $4,500. It was then raised to $5,000.

However, during Kevin’s on-air interview with KSLX, a grand total amount was announced for the fundraiser. At that point he decided to increase the total donation amount to $8,500.

Which helped bump the final tally to just under $60k – so 12 Veteran’s will be paired with a service companion!!! On average Soldier’s Best Friend pairs an approximately 60 soldiers and dog a year.

Listen to Kevin’s KSLX FM interview now regarding Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s donation to Soldier’s Best Friend.

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Donation Match to Benefit Soldier’s Best Friends

Soldier’s Best Friend is an Arizona-based 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization who are dedicated to pair, train and provide service dogs and at no cost to the veteran. All this week Mark and Neanderpaul of KSLX team up with Soldier’s Best Friend to help raise funds to cover the costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs with four Vets with disabilities. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back loves how these radio hosts are taking action to make a difference in the lives of four local combat Veterans.

To help reach this goal of pairing four pets with four Vets, we’ve agreed to pitch in and match up to $4,500 in donations – the price of one dog!

Join us is giving back! Make a donation now at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Forever Homes for Forever Friends

Once a Veteran and dog are paired, they will train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

How are two lives saved at once? Because another exemplary quality of Soldier’s Best Friend is that most of the dogs the organization works with are rescued from local shelters.

So donations not only help improve the life of a Vet living with a disability, they also help a homeless dog be placed into a forever home!